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March 21, 2013College Park's Schoemann Hits Game Winning Jumper To Beat Dublin
Northern California Division2 Championship:
Peter Schoemann chose the right time to have his only basket of the afternoon as the senior hit the biggest shot of his high school career, a three-pointer with 6.8 seconds left to lead 11th seeded College Park of Pleasant Hill to a 93-90 overtime victory over top seeded Dublin in the CIF State Northern Section Division 2 Regional Final Saturday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.
The two teams engaged in a 183-point affair, a record in the Northern California Finals.
The Falcons rise to the State Championship game next Saturday is a story in itself. They were eliminated in the second round of the North Coast Section Division 2 playoffs and received a berth to the State Playoffs as a result of champion Newark Memorial being selected to the Open Division playoffs. They then won 3 straight games over higher seeded teams including the #3 seeded Eden and today the top seeded Dublin Gaels.
College Park beat a team today that had more size, skill, and talent than them. They did it by running good offensive sets, playing solid pressure defense and showing poise to overcome Dublin's multiple runs.
College Park was led by junior guard Sebastian Flores, who had 23 points. The junior guard showed good patience and feel for the game as he picked his spots and attacked the rim. He also passed well, accounting for 3 assists. Mikey Eggleton was the second highest scoring Falcon with 22 points. AJ Newell added 18 points, including 3 three-pointers. The senior extended the defense and opened up driving lanes for his teammates.
Dublin was led by senior Jojo McGlaston, who had a game high 35 points and added 14 rebounds. The Utah State signee looks like a steal for the WAC program. He is a powerful left handed wing that is bouncy as shown by his 4 dunks. He uses his body well to finish inside and through contact, and has the ability to shoot from long range with ease. Utah State assistant coach Tarvish Felton was on hand to watch his future Aggie.
Senior guard Cameron Moses added 18 points for the Gaels. Senior 6'10 forward Eric Nielsen, will play at the next level somewhere - he has soft hands and good footwork in the post and had 12 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort. He will need to add weight and strength, a common trait of most high school players for the next level.
College Park jumped out to an early 16-13 lead at the end of the first quarter behind 6 of Newell's 18 points, both 3's. McGlaston got started early with 5 points, including a two hand lob jam that showed he was ready for a big afternoon.
The Falcons extended their lead to 9, 40-31, at the half as they played their game of using good spacing, screens, and patience to create easy offense. Flores had 8 points in the quarter, as he began to slice and dice to the rim. Nielsen started using his 4 inch size advantage and had 4 points in the quarter including a nice offensive rebound and score.
Dublin began to play their game in the 3rd quarter as they cut a College Park lead to 6 at the end of 3, 55-49. They defended well and began to start running. Moses had 4 points on transition drives to the basket.
That trend continued in the fourth quarter, as Dublin's athletes were seemingly let loose. They had an 11-0 run midway through the quarter, as McGlaston had 8 straight points. Jamir Andrews also began to play well for the first time of the day following a 28-point semifinal performance, as he drove hard to the basket and finished, which cut their deficit to six, 75-69, with 1:22 left in the game.
Dublin played the foul game well down the stretch and were aided by College Park missing 3 free throws within 30 seconds, including 2 with 13 seconds left leaving them up 2. Dublin's senior Spencer Hollie, who is headed to SMU on a football scholarship to play defensive end, drove to the hoop, converted and was fouled with 1.9 seconds left. He missed the free throw and we were tied at 83 and headed to overtime.
College Park hit 10 threes in the game, including 3 in overtime, which offset an aggressive Gael strategy of using their athleticism to get to the rim. Andrews had 3 points and McGlaston had 2 points in the overtime session but fouled out with 59.5 seconds left in a tied game, 90-90. The rest is a storybook ending. Following a Dublin stop, Schoemann, who was 0-10 at the time, hit a wide open three-point jumper with 6.8 seconds left. Then recovered a College Park steal of Moses and ran out the clock in celebration as College Park won the Division 2 Regional Final.
College Park is now 27-5 and will almost certainly be an underdog next week against a talented guard oriented squad in Redondo Union next Saturday afternoon at 4:00 on this same floor at Sleep Train Arena.
Dublin is now 27-7 and this concludes the high school career of McGlaston, who will head to Utah State and his fellow backcourt star for the past few years in Andrews.
College Park---16-24-15-28-10 = 93
Dublin-----------13-18-18-36-07 = 90
College Park (93): Sebastian Flores 23, Mikey Eggleton 22, AJ Newell 16, Joe DeMers 15, Jack Corey 6, Steven Daily 4, Peter Schoemann 4, Jeffrey Mitchell 3.
Three Pointers: Newell 3, DeMers 2, Eggleton 2, Flores 1, Corey 1, Schoemann 1.
Dublin (90): Jojo McGlaston 35, Cameron Moses 18, Eric Nielsen 12, Jamir Andrews 11, Spencer Hollie 11, Phillip Redmon 2, Giordi Vsoske 1.
Three Pointers: McGlaston 1, Andrews 1.